Cyber Reporting

Cyber Security is just like any other security "everyone's responsibility" but where do you go to let someone know there is a problem? ...going to the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) provides the following options for reporting cyber related incidents: Report Cyber Incidents Report Phishing (US-CERT) Report a Computer Incident (US-CERT) File a Complaint (OnGuard …

THE SLA (Part 1)

This past week http://www.cloud-council.org/released a practical guide to cloud SLA's.    It is a good guide that looks at 10 steps to evaluate cloud service level agreements found here (Cloud SLA). Online you can find various calculators and planning tools to help identify and define the various properties and areas of concern with SLA"s . What we …

Reblog Scott Suhy (Capitalize or Expense R&D)

Scott always has something of value in his posts.  This is a recent one that I would say is a great value. http://scottsuhy.com/author/scottsuhy/ If you run a startup that does software R&D you will eventually be engaged in a discussion about capitalizing or expensing research and development costs.   Here are a few good reads.  If …

Thinking about Grams

 Hey folks! I would like to introduce you to Dorothy.  Some people called her Dot but I called her Grams.  There is too much to say about her in a blog but I felt like talking about her today and so.. I knew her all of my young life into my early adulthood.  She passed away …

Same conversation over and over p30pl3 1st t3c4 2nd !

"Seek out the good in people" On Joy,  H. Jackson Brown jr. Someone had to write a book to remind us.   Everything we do is tied to people, everything we touch is tied to people.   Everything you use, build from, build for, design, draw, implement, and write is tied to people.   If …

Scrum for everyone, except it’s not.

I recently took the 2 day Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster course and I am openly more confused today than I was before I took the course. ScrumDev PDF My position is simple, if we don't have these discussions and this dialogue Agile will be akin to SOA.  What happened to SOA?  Ask Ann Thomas Manes SOA …